PHILADELPHIA — Cesaro & Tyson Kidd bested The New Day’s Kofi Kingston & Big E on the 2015 Royal Rumble Kickoff, live on WWE Network, WWE.com and a slew of social networks.

The budding duo of Cesaro & Kidd came to Philadelphia hoping to send a message to the rest of the tag team division with a strong performance against the ever-optimistic New Day. And thanks to chaotic final moments, Kidd capitalized on a distracted Kingston to seal the victory for his squad.

Big E & Kingston showcased their double-team skills early on, with Big E using his strength to launch his opponents into the energetic Kingston’s dropkicks and crossbodies, while fellow New Day member Xavier Woods cheered on from the outside. 

Though The New Day duo focused on quick shots and slams in the early goings, Cesaro & Kidd grounded and tired the opposition with a technical approach, preventing Kingston from making a tag for several minutes.

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Kingston eventually reached Big E, who reentered the match with a great fury, but taking a little of the swiftness from Kingston’s arsenal midway through the match allowed Cesaro & Kidd to take the advantage when the match broke down.

Adam Rose, who’s been in rooting on Cesaro & Kidd since they attacked Big E on the Jan. 5 Raw while disguised as Rosebuds, jumped onto the apron, catching Kingston’s attention … and a Trouble in Paradise kick. With Kingston distracted, Cesaro was able to hit him with a devastating uppercut and Kidd followed with a decisive Fisherman’s Corkscrew Neckbreaker.

Cesaro & Kidd stood tall in the Wells Fargo Center, and the tag team division was officially put on notice by this devastating new tandem.  

PHILADELPHIA — Cesaro & Tyson Kidd bested The New Day’s Kofi Kingston & Big E on the 2015 Royal Rumble Kickoff, live on WWE Network, WWE.com and a slew of social networks.

The budding duo of Cesaro & Kidd came to Philadelphia hoping to send a message to the rest of the tag team division with a strong performance against the ever-optimistic New Day. And thanks to chaotic final moments, Kidd capitalized on a distracted Kingston to seal the victory for his squad.

Big E & Kingston showcased their double-team skills early on, with Big E using his strength to launch his opponents into the energetic Kingston’s dropkicks and crossbodies, while fellow New Day member Xavier Woods cheered on from the outside. 

Though The New Day duo focused on quick shots and slams in the early goings, Cesaro & Kidd grounded and tired the opposition with a technical approach, preventing Kingston from making a tag for several minutes.

Watch the Royal Rumble on WWE Network |  More Rumble coverage

Kingston eventually reached Big E, who reentered the match with a great fury, but taking a little of the swiftness from Kingston’s arsenal midway through the match allowed Cesaro & Kidd to take the advantage when the match broke down.

Adam Rose, who’s been in rooting on Cesaro & Kidd since they attacked Big E on the Jan. 5 Raw while disguised as Rosebuds, jumped onto the apron, catching Kingston’s attention … and a Trouble in Paradise kick. With Kingston distracted, Cesaro was able to hit him with a devastating uppercut and Kidd followed with a decisive Fisherman’s Corkscrew Neckbreaker.

Cesaro & Kidd stood tall in the Wells Fargo Center, and the tag team division was officially put on notice by this devastating new tandem.